Doug Vann & Rain Breaw are teaming up to propose a two-session set on Views, which are intended to work together. These sessions will break Views down into the nuts and bolts. In both sessions, we'll actually *do* the configuration right in front of you, and show variations and even ways to break your setup!
Note that these are nitty-gritty sessions for beginners or anyone still fighting with views to get it to do exactly what you want. We will not (really) cover Arguments and Relationships or Theming, which will be covered in other already proposed sessions.
If you are new or newish to Views, however, please come to our sessions before going to the other sessions, or you will not get the most out of them!
Additionally, these sessions will build on each other. Views Demystified 2 will assume you have been exposed to everything covered in Views Demystified 1.
Views Demystified 2 will cover:
Feed and Attach Displays
Filtering by Current logged in user, Taxonomy Term, Date (very basic)
Sorting options: including Using Taxonomy and/or content type or other sorts to separate content on the page (field grouping) Nested Sorting
Working with Fields, including deeper look at excluded fields and rewriting outputs.
Basic Settings: Grouping Fields and Access Control
Arguments: Node ID, User ID, and Summary Display.
Views Demystified 2 is building on everything you learned in Views Demystified 1
Read about it here: http://sf2010.drupal.org/conference/sessions/views-demystified-1-part-2-...
You may also want to preview CCK and VIEWS presentations by Rain and DougVann at DrupalCamp Los Angeles 2009: